PSC Approves Missouri-American Water Rate Cases

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved agreements reached by parties in water and sewer rate cases filed by the Missouri-American Water Company which will lead to higher bills for customers in northwest Missouri and across the state.

Under the agreements, Missouri-American is authorized to increase water and sewer revenues by about $95 million. Of that amount, $50.3 million was previously authorized through a Water and Sewer Infrastructure Rate Adjustment (WSIRA) already being collected from customers, resulting in a net revenue increase of approximately $44.7 million.

on July 1, 2022, Missouri-American Water made a rate filing seeking a net increase in water and sewer revenues of more than $99 million in addition to what it was already collecting through their WSIRA.

With the newly approved rate increase a residential customer in Missouri American’s St. Joseph and Platte City service areas using 5,400 gallons of water will see an increase of increase of about $8.70 a month the PSC Staff estimates residential flat rate sewer rates will increase by between $1.86 and $15.08 a month depending on the rate group/service area.

Missouri-American Water provides water service to around 475,000 customers and sewer service to approximately 18,000 customers in Missouri.